James Appiah, owner of the Accra-based Atlantis radio has passed away. Abu Issa Monie, one of the broadcasters with the station, announced this in a Facebook post eulogizing him.
James Appiah died at the Korle-Bu teaching hospital on Saturday, September 3 at the age of 57.
In the facebook book post, Abu reminisces their old days at GBC with the late Dusty Wayne and the small steps that led to the foundation of the radio station and their friendship. Abu wrote, "I remember one day when Dusty did not turn up, and James quickly asked me to step in and present the show. Our friendship blossomed after that, and since then we have been very good friends and we discuss everything concerning the media and his pioneering role in establishing private radio in Ghana."
Abu further added that he had mentioned James Appiah as one of the pioneers of private radio in Ghana due to his friendship with him since the early 90s.
Abu Issa Monie ended his post with this heartfelt message: "James I will miss you more because I always have it in mind to present to you a copy of my book with your name printed on it, as someone who was there long before others joined. James damirifa due, James nanti yie. My sincere condolences to the entire family.”
James Appiah, fondly called Big J established one of the first private radio stations in Accra, Atlantis Radio. The station was focused solely on adult listening and grew into the successful radio station it is now, by maintaining its unique style and approach to essential adult listening. Thr station currently boasts of a large follower base due to its specific targeted style of quality service.
Details of James Appiah's funeral rites will be announced later.
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